A milestone years in the making was accomplished today (Monday) for the Baker Katz shopping center project in Brenham.
Representatives from the City of Brenham and Washington County met this morning with Baker Katz and Arch-Con Corporation, the contractor for the project, to break ground at the site. The first wave of retailers for the shopping center was also revealed.
Confirmed for the shopping center are Marshalls, Hobby Lobby, PetSmart, Burkes Outlet and Five Below. More retailers are expected to come, and as contracts are signed, Baker Katz and Arch-Con will notify the city as to who is coming.
Brenham Mayor Milton Tate said the project has been a long time coming, and is thrilled to see progress being made.
Washington County Judge John Durrenberger said it has been a collaborative effort between all parties involved to get this project off the ground, and expects the shopping center will add nicely to the city and county’s retail environment.
Work at the site, located on 35 acres of land at the intersection of Highway 290 and Chappell Hill Street, picked back up this winter after grinding to a halt for several months due to COVID-19 related delays.
The first stores in the shopping center are expected to open in the spring of 2022.